10 Weight-Loss Tricks That Really Work

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1. Keep Fresh Fruits and Veggies

A fiber- and vitamin-rich orange or apple will satisfy your sweet tooth and your growling belly.

Mindful eating may prompt you to pause and consider the emotion you're experiencing and whether food will truly satisfy you.

2. Eat Mindfully

3. Chew Food Fully

As you chew your food, the digestive enzymes in your saliva begin to break down food to allow for the absorption of important nutrients.

Peppers contain capsaicin, a naturally occurring compound that research suggests may speed up metabolism and make you feel full. 

4. Spice It Up

5. Avoid Liquid Calories

Specialty coffee beverages, sodas, fruit juices, beer, and mixed drinks are sneaky sources of empty calories that contribute to weight gain. 

Drinking a couple glasses of water 20 to 30 minutes prior to eating will make you feel fuller more quickly.

6. Drink Water Before Meals

7. Start with Soup

Choose something light, such as white bean and kale soup or miso soup with mushrooms and green onions, to avoid additional calories and fat.

Using large platters and bowls can lead to excessive consumption.

8. Use Smaller Plates, Bowls and Glasses

The same holds true for wine: when given jumbo wide-bottom glasses, individuals pour and consume 12 percent more wine than when using smaller, slimmer glasses.   

Before settling in for after-dinner family or TV time, make a quick trip to the bathroom to brush and floss your teeth.

9. Brush and Floss After Dinner

Polished choppers and minty breath may also make dessert less appealing.

Research shows that the miniscule effort required to unwrap food leads you to eat less.

10. Buy Wrapped Candy

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